Sunday, 1 January 2012

Hotel and Inn Review: Manila Hotel

Date of Stay: December 31 2011-January 1, 2012
RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: **********
Rooms: *********
Condition and Cleanliness: *********
Staff Performance: ********
Room Comfort: *********
Food and Beverage: *********
Other Amenities: ********
Value for Money: ******

Manila  Hotel - the Grande Dame of Manila

The Sunset Suite
The prestigious Manila Hotel, consisting of the original William E. Parsons-designed hotel (opened on July 4, 1912) and the 18-storey tower (opened in 1977) designed by the late National Artist Architect Leandro V. Locsin behind it, has 570  traditionally decorated and elegantly furnished rooms reflects the hotel’s storied past blended with the conveniences of a modern luxury hotel. 
Amenities here include individually controlled central air conditioning, remote-control TV with cable channels, minibars, separate bath and toilet with extension phone, and secure in-room safes.

The beautiul main lobby, lined with white Doric columns, has floors made with Philippine marble while the ceiling is lined with chandeliers made of brass, crystal and seashells. Traditional Filipino art also adorns its walls.
Cafe Ilang-Ilang's Dessert Station

Grace, Cheska, the author and Jandy
at Cafe Ilang-Ilang
The hotel has a number of celebrated food and beverage outlets: Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Champagne Room, Mabuhay Palace (an impeccable Chinese restaurant), Tap Room Bar and Lobby Lounge.  

The famous Cafe Ilang-Ilang was recently renovated and launched as a 3-period meal buffet restaurant. It opens to the newly renovated Pool and Garden areas and boasts of 9 live cooking stations.
The Tap Room Bar


It offers a stunning and wide array of Filipino and international (Korean, Japanese, Indian, etc.) cuisine, tried-and-true dishes prepared by Filipino and foreign chefs, all backed by years of professional experience in acclaimed restaurants around the world.   
Manila Hotel: 1 Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila: Tel: 527-0011. Fax: 527-0022-24 & 527-1124.  Domestic Toll Free: 1-800-9-1888-0011.  Email: sales@manila-hotel.com.ph and reservations@manila-hotel.com.ph.  Website: www.manilahotel.com.ph.